Wednesday, September 17, 2008

new Bible study for me, new children's class for Sarah

I have participated in several of the women's Bible studies at our church. I enjoy them. But they take place on Monday evenings, and with Sarah's Kindermusik class being in Greeneville on Monday afternoons, it was just too stressful trying to get back in time for the class. It would make for too long of a day for me (I tire easily right now). The church also offers a Thursday morning class, but no child care is offered, so that isn't a viable option for me.

Still, I wanted to be a part of a Bible study. And I began to toy with an idea. Several years ago, when we were still attending church in Johnson City, I had taken part in several Precept Bible studies. I LOVED them. They have always been my favorite kind of study. They are intense, inductive-style studies. It isn't the study author's opinion being presented; it is you, digging into the Bible to see for yourself what it says. I love that. There is a video segment where Kay Arthur teaches and ties major themes together. But the "grunt work" is all you. It had been a long time since I had been able to do this type of study; our church here hasn't offered them. But since I couldn't take part in its study, maybe I could find a Precept class elsewhere.

After some online searching, I was successful. A local church about 25 minutes from here offered a Precept class on Wednesday mornings. Even better, they offered child care. Better still, that child care was free. And to top it all off, Sarah's class would include some instruction rather than just play time. How cool is that! :)

Today was our first day of class. I dropped Sarah off at her classroom and headed into the auditorium for my study. Two hours later, I returned to pick up Sarah. And she had some news for me! It seems that she and a boy in her class were quite taken with each other. They have decided that they will get married! Lol. All the drive home, Sarah talked about this boy she was going to marry. He was going to be her husband, and she was going to be his wife. I guess with her Cinderella fixation, we should have expected this to come up sooner or later. The only reason it hasn't happened before now is probably due to the fact our church has very few boys in Sarah's age group. It's almost entirely girls. So this class was her first opportunity to find her Prince Charming!

Sarah's affection isn't one-sided. The boy was just as enamoured with her. He hugged her good-bye and told her he would see her next week. But to me, the funniest part of all this is that even as much as Sarah chattered about her new "boyfriend" in the car, she couldn't actually tell me his name!

Ah, first love...


Tara said...

Aw! That is too cute about Sarah and her boyfriend. Very sweet! :-) I'm so glad you found a bible study to attend.

Tana said...

I'm glad you found the kind of study you enjoy. Wednesday morning ladies' Bible study is the highlight of my week. Aren't little kid crushes the absolute best? If you fell in love as an adult with that kind of passion and no name, someone would write a country song about it!

karen said...

"If you fell in love as an adult with that kind of passion and no name, someone would write a country song about it!"


Heather said...

How cute!! I love that she couldn't tell you his name. I think that was the funniest pat for me.

I got your comment on my blog... is there a way to reply to you without replying to that post myself? Or, does it let you know I've replied to your comment? :) Anyway... I'll do it here for now :) Evie loves all the princesses, I think Sleeping Beauty is her favorite. Snow White is the only costume she has. She loves it. My mom found it for 3 dollars at a flew market!! Can you believe that??